Calendar of Events

Friday, March 6, 2020

Kara Lockmiller Exhibition

  • March 6, 2020 — March 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

At Culture Hair Studio, 115 South Gay Street


Rala: March First Friday Artist

  • March 6, 2020 — March 31, 2020
  • 6:00-9:00PM Opening Reception

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The March First Friday Artist at Rala will be Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope.
The opening will be March 6th from 6PM-9PM and the show will be up through the end of March.

Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope is a macrame artist based in Knoxville, TN. She combines traditional macrame techniques with modern lines to create contemporary fiber art pieces. She has been a lifelong creative, pursuing various mediums before falling in love with the organic and tactile nature of fiber art. Recently she's been exploring incorporating dried flowers, hand dyed silk, and other elements into her hangings to add texture and dimension. Please join us for a show opening and to meet the artist.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: Works by Ed Lewis & Pam Salyer

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

First Friday Reception: March 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Pam Salyer, Mixed Media
The infinite variances in color, texture and pattern of the natural world fascinate me, and I attempt to interpret and convey the relationship between these elements through mixed media collage. My latest series of work focuses on what we see when we look into flowing rivers and rocky streams, probing beneath the surface, freezing a moment in time. I build each collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world around us. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always striving to push the boundaries of my art practice. Pamela is a Knoxville-based mixed media artist (

Ed Lewis, Segmented Wood Turning
Ed Lewis mainly focuses on laminated and segmented wood turning. He states, “In combining different wood this way, the endless possibilities of design and color are achieved. I seldom use any dyes or stains, relying on the natural wood colors and grain to show through. I enjoy building of the complex blanks, as much as the turning of the final shape. Though my work is designed to be decorative, most of which can be used functionally.” Ed is a woodturner, located in Seymour, TN (

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Renewal

  • March 6, 2020 — March 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Open show juried for prizes by local juror/artist Kelli Sullivan

“Renewal” opens Friday March 6, 5:00-9:00 with awards at 6 PM.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676,

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Kimberlee Rose Smith

  • March 6, 2020 — March 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Kimberlee Rose Smith Friday, March 6 from 6-9 pm. Kimberlee finds her inspiration from the beauty of nature She creates art in the hope of bringing joy and light to those who see her work.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: M-R 7 AM - 9 PM, F 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 10 PM, Sun 2-8 PM.

Dogwood Arts: Shawn Poynter Exhibition**

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2020 Dogwood Arts Limited Edition Print is by Shawn and will be on display alongside an immersive installation of his photographs and more! You can purchase a Limited Edition Print for $25 at

Shawn has been photographing a wide range of subjects for over two decades. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism, Shawn worked for a newspaper in Illinois, then freelanced for a few years in eastern Kentucky before landing in Knoxville in 2006.

After spending many years out in the world, Poynter has lately started exploring more work in his studio in North Knoxville. After a career working on news and editorial assignments out in the world, the idea of making and photographing compositions in an environment in which every element is controllable has an appeal. See more of his work at

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: All My Sons

Category: Theatre

Fri Mar 6, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat Mar 7, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun Mar 8, 2020 | 2:00PM
Thu Mar 12, 2020 | 8:00PM
Fri Mar 13, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat Mar 14, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun Mar 15, 2020 | 2:00PM

With the marriage of his son to his former business partner's daughter on the horizon, Joe Keller's lie of a life unravels. A successful self-made man, he and his family fight for their future and struggle to stay intact while being forced to revisit the tragic outcome of a terrible business decision and face the sad truth about another son who went missing in World War II.


Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

HoLa Hora Latina: Exhibition by Alexis Henríquez**

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening Fri Mar 6, 5-9 PM

Artistic Profile
Alexis Henriquez was born on November 13th, 1965. He studied at the National School for the Fine Arts in Honduras and he is an architect. Henriquez started to paint in the nineties. He uses pastels, watercolor and acrylics to produce his art. “As an artist, I like to see and create works that inspire, that tell a story that is engrossed on its surroundings. During my childhood I had the pleasure to grow up in my hometown Tegucigalpa which lively streets sparked my imagination and desire for painting. My work is dedicated to the poor. It is with them that I was born as an artist and where I have found a place of truth and loyalty to my origins.”

Reseña Artística
Alexis Henríquez, nacido el 13 de noviembre de 1965, es egresado de la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Honduras y es arquitecto de profesión. Henríquez empezó a pintar desde los noventas. Usa el pastel, la acuarela y los acrílicos para trabajar sus obras. Actualmente reside en Pigeon Forge, TN, desde donde crea su arte. Como artista me gusta ver y crear obras que motiven y expresen algo, que cuenten una historia que vaya dirigida hacia su entorno. Durante mi niñez tuve la dicha de crecer en las calles, vendiendo y caminando por las calles de Tegucigalpa, mi ciudad natal, mi imaginación volaba y creaba. Mis obras de arte están dedicadas a la gente pobre, es allí donde nace el artista sincero y leal a sus orígenes”.

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358,

Webb School of Knoxville: ArtXtravaganza

  • March 6, 2020 — March 8, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Fundraisers

ArtXtravaganza Show Dates and Times

Friday, March 6th - Time: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7th - Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th - Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ARTXTRAVAGANZA is Webb School’s annual art sale that features original artworks by nearly 70 acclaimed artists and offers affordable works for everyone – from fine art, handcrafted jewelry and pottery to glass art, sculptures and metal art.

This three-day event is held on the Webb School of Knoxville campus, 9800 Webb School Drive, in West Knoxville. Now in its 19th year, ArtXtravaganza has rapidly grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Southeast, and has helped to further the careers of prominent artists. ArtXtravaganza showcases the amazing range and diversity of artistic talent in the region and beyond, and helps establish Knoxville as a community aligned with the arts. Also on exhibit are works by Webb Lower, Middle and Upper School students.

Each year, ArtXtravaganza hosts a featured artist. In 2020 - Shane Miller (b.1991) is a self-taught artist whose work explores the emotions of dreams, distant memories, and silent emotions left unexpressed. Through a contemporary approach, Shane depicts the landscapes of the mind in a way to allow the viewer to reflect on their own experiences.

Proceeds from ArtXtravaganza support Webb School of Knoxville’s visual and performing arts programs and a portion of the proceeds from ArtXtravaganza help support a local arts integrated school.

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: Missoula Children's Theatre - The Emperor’s New Clothes

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

MACA presents its 25th Annual Performance Series in celebration of Monroe County's Bicentennial Year!

March 6, 2020, 6:00 PM & March 7, 2020, 3:00 PM @ Sweetwater Elementary Auditorium

“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!

This production is part of the Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project and is presented locally by MACA for the 21st year, thanks to contributions from MACA Supporters and the Monroe County United Way. If you have a child that would like to audition for The Emperor’s New Clothes, please follow us on Facebook. Auditions and other information will be posted there.

Info: 423-442-3210 or

Akima Club Cabaret

  • March 6, 2020 — March 7, 2020
  • March 6 & 7 at 7PM, March 7 also at 2PM

Category: Fundraisers and Theatre

Akima Club Presents #HerStory - A Celebration of Women Throughout the Decades.
For the 40th year, the Akima Club of Knoxville will present Akima Cabaret 2020. a clever musical show professionally-scripted and performed by Akima Club members and associates.

The performance takes place at the Historic Bijou Theatre on the evenings of Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, followed by dinner and dancing at the Holiday Inn Downtown. A Matinee performance will be presented Saturday afternoon.

All of the funds raised from this charitable event will go toward the Akima Grants program which funds Knoxville agencies providing programs for Arts, Culture and Science; Children and Youth; Medical and Social Services; and Senior Assistance
as well as many other programs to benefit the community.

The show, #HerStory is a witty presentation of famous women from our history---past and present-- local as well as national and from all walks of life. Set in a talk show format, your host for the night will be Sunny Sphere and her sidekick, Deane Hill.
They’ll be bringing you interviews from some of the best-loved and most famous women in history (or HerStory, as we like to call it) such as---Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, Amelia Earhart, Liz Taylor---our own Pat Summit and Madeline Rogero. This spoof will have you laughing in the aisles! In true cabaret form, this production has a bit of bawdiness and a bit of fun along the way.

Enjoy a light-hearted evening laughing with the Akima Club members as they entertain you with song, dance and dramatic

The Bijou Theatre, Friday, March 6 at 7pm and Saturday, March 7 at 7pm, Saturday Matinee at 2pm.

Info and Tickets: Go to

Clayton Center for the Arts: National Geographic Live: Life on the Vertical

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Lecture, panel and Science, nature

The National Geographic Live Speaker Series brings premium storytelling and visually stunning imagery to the stage with first-hand accounts of science, adventure, and exploration told by our world-class explorers who inspire change in the world.

Mark Synnott is one of the most prolific exploratory climbers of his generation. His travels have taken him on nearly 30 expeditions. Mark has gone to the far corners of the planet where he has had a seemingly endless series of epic adventures. Also a pioneering big wall climber, Synnott’s first ascents include some of the biggest cliffs in the world, like the northwest face of Pakistan’s Great Trango Tower. Additionally, Mark climbed the Polar Sun Spire in Baffin Island, a wall on which he and his partners spent 36 days living in a portaledge. Synnott is a long time member of The North Face “Dream Team”. Over the years he has had the privilege to climb extensively with legendary characters including the late Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and the wonder kid Alex Honnold.

Synnott’s climbing career has followed the arc of professional climbing from its birth in the mid 1990s to what it has become today. As a result, this puts him in a unique position to explore the subject of risk and to reflect on the old climbing proverb: “there are old climbers and there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers.” Finally, a gifted communicator known for his wit and dry sense of humor, Synnott is widely regarded as one of the best story-tellers in the business.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

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